England & UK University Rankings

The Times Good University Guide is the most easily understood rankings of English and UK university and college rankings. However, the Guardian University Guide and Times Higher Education provide vast insight into universities throughout this area as well. Methodologies are rigorous, and current rankings obtain data from public sources and previous rankings for public scrutiny.

Popular Online Colleges for UK Students

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Walden University
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Walden UniversityBachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Degrees. Walden University is geared toward education working professionals in an online class delivery format that is designed to be both flexible and affordable.

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University of Liverpool

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University of LiverpoolMaster’s and Doctoral Degrees. Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool is on the fore-front of education and research. With over 21,000 students, the university is a principal center of excellence in many subjects, including engineering, medicine, dentistry, business, and law.
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University of Massachusetts

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University of MassachusettsAssociate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Degrees. The University of Massachusetts offers degree programs to students all over the world through UMass Online. Programs are available at all degree leves: associate, bachelor, master, and doctorate.
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The Times Good University Guide 2009

Methodology: The guide this year changed from the previous year (see below) The biggest development was in the 61 subject tables, which for the first time incorporate results from the National Student Survey (NSS). This year there is a change in the main table to entry standards, which were based on A and AS levels or “Highers and Advanced Highers.” Previously, entry standards included a wider range of qualifications, included in the tariff laid down by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. This change is for one year only.

The Times Good University Guide 2008

Methodology: This table was ranked by nine key aspects of activity including student satisfaction, research assessment, entry standards, student-staff ration, library and computing spend, facilities expenditure, good honors, graduate prospects and graduation rate. Student satisfaction was completed by survey, while all other data compiled from HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) and from a 2001 Research Assessment Exercise.

Guardian University Guide 2008

Methodology: These tables were compiled in association with EducationGuardian.co.uk by Campus Pi, an applied research department at Brunel University. The rankings are compiled from official information published on universities and HE colleges. The scores are derived from figures published or provided by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). They only ranked institutions which have ten or more students in the subjects. Universities also are ranked by subject.

Guardian University Guide Previous Years

Methodology: The links on this page will lead you to previous standings for UK colleges and to a 2005 student satisfaction survey – the survey that shook UK schools at the time. One addition to 2007 was the arrival of variable tuition fees, a category that was included in that year’s assessment. Other links will explain the methodology, both past and present, for this survey.

RAE 2008

Methodology: Times Higher Education has devised tables of excellence to rank institutions according to their subject successes and their overall quality. These tables are presented at the RAE (Research Assessment Exercises). Ranked by numerous factors, the ratings for each institution range from 4* for “world leading” to 1* for “nationally recognized. The previous rankings occurred in 2000 for 2001. Further information about the methodology is found at Times Higher Education.

4 International Colleges and Universities

Methodology: This site (4icu.org) ranks colleges simply by Web popularity, and the rankings change every six months depending upon universities added and algorithms at various Web ranking sites. The aim is to provide an approximate ranking of universities and colleges based on Web site popularity only. They do not claim to rank universities by reputation, quality of education or level of services provided.